International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Press releases

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New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.

News

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The second installment in the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series tackles the often-overlooked issue of germplasm health.

News

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One of CIMMYT and CGIAR’s biggest supporters, he sets out on a virtual book tour to spark collaborative action toward avoiding a climate disaster and calls for innovations in almost everything that we do.

Press releases

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As partners come together as One CGIAR to enact a bold climate-centered strategy, projects like CIMMYT and IITA’s decades-long work on climate-smart maize can help show the way forward.

In the media

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Source: IPS News (17 Feb 2021)

In an op-ed, Martin Kropff, Director General of CIMMYT, discusses how higher-yielding, stress-tolerant maize varieties can not only help smallholders combat climatic variabilities and diseases, but also effectively diversify their farms.

Features

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Experts and over 900 participants tackled the agricultural, social, and environmental consequences of climate change-driven impacts on plant health.

News

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A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.

Features

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New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

News

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Ugandan seed enterprise showcases the performance of stress-resilient maize varieties and engages agro-dealers as last mile seed merchants.

Blogs

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First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.

News

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As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.

Features

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Strong partnerships key to making healthy diets affordable and meeting global nutrition challenges, says CIMMYT researcher Natalia Palacios at 2020 African Green Revolution Forum.

Press releases

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New project will research and promote the adoption of sustainable farming method and practices.

Annual reports

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Innovation in maize agri-food systems is critical to overcoming this century’s challenges. In 2019, MAIZE partners released 82 CGIAR-derived high-yield maize varieties with drought-, heat- and disease-resistant traits.